Trump And The World

United States

Economic History Lesson: Trump's Protectionism Will Not Pay

The U.S. trade deficits that have prompted the Trump administration to raise tariffs have a resul...

France

Not Just Trump: More Economists Questioning Free-Trade Orthodoxy

For decades, economists scorned protectionism as a losing proposition. Now some have begun to adm...

Italy

After Brexit And Trump, Italy's Urban-Rural Divide Deepens

Like the the UK and U.S. election surprises before, Italy's recent populist triumphs marked a...

United States

Donald Trump Could Usher In A Female Revolution In Congress

WASHINGTON — How many times have we heard that this is the year of the woman? Let’s just say, several. Each decade for the past century or so seems to have presented a fresh feature to justify ...

United States

After Florida School Massacre, Gauging Trump's Empathy Deficit

WASHINGTON — As he heads to Florida this weekend, President Donald Trump is following in the footsteps of former President Barack Obama, a man he loathes and a leader whose time in office in many ...

United States

How The Trump Era Accelerates The Culture War, From Both Sides

-Analysis- It's now more than a year since Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th President of the United States, and the media's animosity towards him continues unabated. After his surprise ...

United States

Will Washington Finally Let The Middle East Fight Its Own Battles?

FORT POLK — In training exercises in a mock Afghan village constructed here on a base amid swampland, the U.S. Army is applying the military lesson of the war against the Islamic State in Syria ...

United States

Home Alone? The Risks If Trump's Top Advisors Resign

-Analysis- WASHINGTON — So Michael Wolff wrote a book about Donald Trump. Perhaps you've heard about it? The internet spent a few days pointing and laughing at the more extraordinary claims ...

Chile

Mexico Freeze, Is Trump Really About To Kill NAFTA?

The numbers contradict Donald Trump's claims that leaving NAFTA will benefit U.S. business an...

United States

Trump's Big Lie Is Now Clear To All, And It May Not Matter

His false promises to the working class are being exposed. But the paradox of a new expose book i...

United States

For Latest Trump Revelations, Follow The (Family) Money

Trump's former strategist Steven Bannon was quoted as saying the families of Trump and his so...

Venezuela

Iran To Venezuela, An Ugly Mix Of Oil Wealth And Social Unrest

Donald Trump has become a convenient scapegoat for problems in countries like Venezuela and Iran,...

United States

Trump For Christmas, A Grim Update For My Friends In Europe

Impeachment is coming, and other failed predictions.

France

As Trump Withdraws, Macron And Putin Step Into The Void

-Analysis- Donald Trump won’t be in Paris on Tuesday. Following his decision to unilaterally withdraw the U.S. from the 2015 Paris climate agreement, French President Emmanuel Macron didn’t ...

United States

Trump, Jerusalem And The End Of American Diplomacy

Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital is the surest sign that President Trump wants to di...

United States

Donald Trump And Jerusalem: It's Complicated

Is the American in good faith? Why now? What's next? Questions pile up in the wake of a decis...

Turkey

Trump, Erdogan, Merkel: What Price For A Free Press?

-Analysis- Donald Trump, the world’s biggest cyberbully, has issued another Twitter threat. The target this time wasn’t North Korea’s “Rocket Man,” but another favorite: the media. Yesterday, ...

Colombia

U.S. Should Stop Blaming Colombia For Its Drug Problems

-OpEd- BOGOTÁ — After more than half-a-century of fighting, Colombia's FARC guerillas have surrendered their weapons and officially transformed themselves into a formal political party. But ...

United States

If Washington Kills Iran Nuke Deal, Europe Will Be Furious

—Analysis— WASHINGTON — More than any other issue that has threatened transatlantic cohesion this year, President Donald Trump's decision to decertify Iranian compliance with the nuclear deal ...

United States

How Immigration Could Make Or Break The Trump Presidency

WASHINGTON — President Trump is hurtling toward a crossroads on immigration — his signature campaign issue and a key source of his law-and-order reputation — where each path before him comes with ...

United States

Six Months On, The Twisted Irony Of The Trump Presidency

In strange and not-so-strange ways, Donald Trump's actions are having the opposite effect of ...

France

Trump And Bastille Day, How To Spoil France's Celebration Of Freedom

Why does France want to share its annual national party with a president that American history it...